ACWR Will Acquire NS’s Piedmont Subdivision (UPDATED, 12/15)

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) announced Dec. 13 that it has decided to waive a 60-day advance labor notice requirement allowing Class III rail carrier Aberdeen Carolina and Western Railway Company (ACWR) to acquire from Norfolk Southern (NS) the approximate 104-mile Piedmont Subdivision, beginning on or after Dec. 15.

Manna Capital Partners’ beverage production and distribution complex will be constructed in Montgomery, Ala., at a CSX Select Site. Operations are slated to begin in early 2025. (Rendering Courtesy of the Alabama Governor’s Office/Hal Yeager)

Industrial Development Briefs: CSX, ACWR

Manna Capital Partners is planning a $600 million beverage production and distribution complex at a CSX-served site in Montgomery, Ala. Also, Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway (ACWR) has opened the Midland Logistics Park in Cabarrus County, N.C.